KFC And Cheetos Leave An Entire Community Devastated As They Debut A Cheetos Chicken Sandwich With No Hot Cheetos Option
At this point, the white suit once donned by Kentucky Fried Chicken founder Colonel Sanders is the fashion equivalent of a revolving door. Multiple celebrities have put on the white wig, goatee, and black bow tie, from Rob Lowe to Reba McEntire (America’s first female Colonel Sanders).
The campaign has allowed the chicken chain to tailor its ad campaigns to various moods by simply switching out the actor who portrays the world-famous spokesperson, which might get exhausting but still seems to successfully generate buzz.
After all, it’s hard to ignore RoboCop with a mustache. But KFC’s latest re-casting of the Sanders probably makes the most sense yet, as Cheetos mascot Chester Cheetah becomes Colonel Chester to mark the launch of the new Cheetos Sandwich.
Yup, Chester Cheetah is now Colonel Chester as he teams up with KFC to launch a Cheetos Chicken Sandwich.
For four weeks starting July 1, KFC and Cheetos will marry their signature fare in a new collaboration that sprinkles magical, orange Cheeto dust on a chicken sandwich.
In a win for advocates of chips on sandwiches, the KFC Cheetos Sandwich drenches KFC’s crispy fried chicken in a “special Cheetos sauce” on top of a bed of Cheetos.
Kentucky Fried Chicken’s own Colonel Sanders tweeted on Thursday that he was “finger lickin’ thrilled” to announce the mashup.
Cheetos are delicious. Cheetos go perfectly with sandwiches and can transport you right back to childhood packed lunches if you were totally uncool and your parents didn’t buy you Lunchables.
So what exactly do you get with this hybrid Cheetos x KFC baby?
The Cheetos Sandwich is an Extra Crispy chicken filet in a “special Cheetos sauce,” mayonnaise, a “‘pinch of the thumb, index and middle fingers’ layer of crunchy Cheetos,” all set inside a toasted bun.
But let’s be real…the only way any of this matters is if there is a Flamin’ Hot Cheetos version.
Unfortunately, there’s not. Not yet anyway. But with the number of people requesting it perhaps that will be an option soon.
Basically, all of the Internet is begging Chester to team up with KFC to make a Flamin’ Hot Cheetos version.
And we are right there with them. #stanforhotcheetos
Like for real though…
What were they thinking? How could they have not launched with a Flamin’ Hot Cheetos version?! #FAIL
Honestly, a Flamin’ Hot Cheetos version might be the only thing that saves the sandwich because so far reviews have been less than good.
I mean sadness in a bun…that’s a pretty harsh review.
Sadness in a bun is harsh but I mean I don’t think I’ve ever seen a review quite illustrative…if that’s the word to use.
This review has me feeling a certain kind of way…
Though not everyone was totally disgusted by it.
Not a totally glowing review but definitely one of the better ones out there in the Twittersphere right now.
Even another fast-food chain, Archies, came for KFC.
Archies already offered a simliar Cheetos partnership and theirs comes with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. Now I just need to figure out where the hell is there an Archies?